The Conference Disaster Response Warehouse is a central location for collection and distribution of UMCOR Disaster Relief Kits. Kits are deployed to areas of greatest need as disaster strikes. The warehouse is open by appointment to volunteer groups of 8 or fewer. Churches delivering Cleaning Buckets should make an appointment in advance with the warehouse manager and bring no more than 8 volunteers to unload the delivery.
Masks are mandatory and must be worn throughout time volunteering and practice social distancing.
To make an appointment, email Dr. Stephen Redmond at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Matt Murphy at email@example.com.
The Disaster Response Warehouse is in need of volunteers to replenish n95 masks that were removed from Cleaning Buckets in March and to prepare them to be deployed to disaster sites. Please make an appointment for your group of 8 or fewer to volunteer at the Warehouse. To schedule a time to serve, email Dr. Stephen Redmond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of our best ways to respond in disaster is by providing appropriate relief kits. We collect UMCOR:
Check with the warehouse BEFORE your church builds kits, as needs change due to demand. Find instructions for assembling UMCOR relief kits at www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies
The warehouse is currently accepting Cleaning Kits and financial donations.
Dr. Stephen Redmond
Kay Wilkie from Hoosier Memorial United Methodist Church at the Disaster Response Warehouse.
Tampa Students Volunteer at Disaster Response Warehouse
When their mission trip plans were canceled while en route to their work site, leaders from Cambridge Christian School in Tampa reached out to Haygood UMC where they had a connection. They wondered if there might be a project in the Atlanta area the students could tackle. Haygood connected the school leaders to our Conference Disaster Response Ministry and it wasn't long before Dr. Steven Redmond was welcoming them at the warehouse with meaningful work to do!
"You know how these mission & disaster response leaders get it done!" said Rev. Scott Parrish. "Stephen saved the day!"
Pictured: Cambridge Christian School, Tampa, Florida, volunteering at the Disaster Response Warehouse. The group consisted of 20 high juniors and was lead by Rev. Juan Garcia, and chaperones Mr. and Mrs. Campbell.
Disaster Response Warehouse Receives Generous Mask Donation
Carlos Glover, a member of Central United Methodist Church in Atlanta, donated one million disposable face masks to the Disaster Response warehouse.
Disaster Response Warehouse Reopen to Volunteers
The Disaster Response Warehouse is accepting teams after closing for health/safety in 2020.
Disaster Response Warehouse Deploys N95 Masks
Disaster Response ministries across our Conference stand ready to serve in times of need, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception.
In March 2020, the North Georgia Conference deployed 2,500 N95 masks from our Disaster Response Warehouse to GEMA (Georgia Emergency Management Agency). GEMA delivered them to regional hospitals for staff responding to the COVID-19 virus.
The masks are used by Early Response Teams and homeowners to provide protection from dust, mold, and toxins as they muck out homes after a hurricane or flood or cleaning up after a tornado. UMCOR Cleaning Buckets (flood buckets) each have five N95 particulate respirator masks.
Disaster Response Warehouse Manager Dr. Stephen Redmond and Rev. Matt Murphy and a few volunteers spent days gathering the masks, many of which were in sealed buckets, and delivering them to GEMA.
Lovejoy UMC in the Griffin District pledged to volunteer 30 hours at the Disaster Response Warehouse next year! They presented Stephen Redmond with a "big check" to let him know to count on the church for their time and service in 2020. They encourage other congregations to join them!
We are grateful for churches and individuals who financially support the NGA Disaster Response Warehouse through NGUMC Advance #7510.
North Georgia Conference Cabinet Serves
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the North Georgia Conference cabinet served for a day at the Disaster Response Warehouse. See photos: www.ngumc.org/photoalbum/12351079